At the very heart of the Krieger School lies our conviction that diversity and inclusion are not just our values, but our mission. Real, robust scholarship is only possible when all members of our community feel encouraged and welcome to contribute and grow, truly free to cultivate, express, challenge, and change their ideas and pursuits. It is therefore our responsibility to tear down any walls of exclusion, and to create and actively nurture an environment that welcomes every one of its members exactly as they are.
— Beverly Wendland, former James B. Knapp Dean
Message from Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
Welcome to Johns Hopkins! As the first American research university, we have a long history of training the best and brightest scholars, scientists and innovators who impact their local and global communities. You are about to embark upon a remarkable intellectual and social experience as you pursue advanced graduate study. I serve as the Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion for Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering. In this role, I work closely with faculty, graduate admissions and academic affairs to implement initiatives and programs that increase recruitment, retention and enhance the quality of your graduate experience at Hopkins.
Our diversity and inclusion efforts in graduate education are centered around four goals:
- Attract – recruit a community of students, faculty and staff that is inclusive of multiple perspectives and backgrounds and reflects the diversity of our local and global communities
- Advance – inspire diverse individuals of exceptional promise to become scholars and innovators by supporting opportunities for development and fostering an inclusive intellectual community
- Educate – Provide thought leadership and training on critical diversity issues to increase awareness of barriers/challenges that impact the experience and outcomes of students from underrepresented groups
- Collaborate – across the University and engage with the community to develop the next generation of scholars
There are many exciting initiatives taking place at Hopkins for graduate students of color. In 2018 we established a chapter of the Edward Bouchet Honors Society and we look forward to our students joining a national network of outstanding scholars and leaders. We also provide opportunities for professional development to facilitate networking and career exploration whether your goal is to stay in academia or pursue a career in industry. I look forward to meeting you in person and I hope that you take advantage of all the resources available to facilitate a successful graduate career.
By creating an inclusive and nurturing environment we hope to develop and utilize the talents and contributions of students who reflect a broad range of diversity. Given our location in Baltimore we are uniquely positioned to create knowledge that leads to social change and impacts the landscape of our local and global community. I hope you take time explore our many research opportunities and programs.
Darlene Saporu, PhD
Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Whiting School of Engineering
- EHOP – Explore Hopkins is our signature preview program for juniors and seniors interested in doctoral programs in arts and sciences.
Pipeline Programs and Partnerships
The Office of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment works to identify outstanding prospective students for graduate school and research opportunities by partnering with national programs and consortiums. We offer students research opportunities with our faculty, invite students to learn about our many programs and departments and network with our faculty and current graduate students. Below are some of our key partnerships:
- Posse Foundation
- McNair Scholars
- Meyerhof Scholars
- Millennium Scholars
- GEM Consortium
- Mellon Mays Fellows
Fellowships for URM Graduate Students
- Diversity Fellows Program
- JHU Office of Diversity and Inclusion
- Homewood Council on Inclusive Excellence
- Faculty Diversity Allies (Champions)
- Faculty Diversity Initiative
- President’s Statement on Undocumented Students
- Interfaith Center
- Student Disability Center
- Office of Multicultural Affairs
- Student Organizations, Groups, and Clubs
Race, Racism and Equality Resources
- JHU Learning and Development Diversity and Inclusion Recommended Curriculum
- LinkedIn Learning: This link will open a PDF where we have curated some of our best content, and this content can be accessed directly.
- JHU myLearning: Unconscious Bias Awareness
- JHU Program: LGBTQ Life Safe Zone Training
- JHU Program: mySupport Crisis Webinars
- Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus (JSTOR Daily)
- 158 Resources to Understanding Systemic Racism in America (Smithsonian Magazine)
- Responding to Common Dialogue Blockers (Program on Intergroup Relations, University of Michigan)
- Resources via #ShutDownSTEM
- Anti-Racist Resource Guide (Victoria Alexander, MEd)
- Racial Justice Resource Guide (Black Student Union at Johns Hopkins University)
- Coping Strategies and Resources for Racial Trauma (Office of Student Health and Well-Being, Johns Hopkins University)
Johns Hopkins Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Johns Hopkins is a community committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence. We firmly believe that we can best promote excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff and by creating a climate of respect that is supportive of their success. This climate for diversity, inclusion, and excellence is critical to attaining the best research, scholarship, teaching, health care, and other strategic goals of the Health System and the University. Taken together these values are recognized and supported fully by the Johns Hopkins Institutions leadership at all levels. Further, we recognize that the responsibility for excellence, diversity, and inclusion lies with all of us at the Institutions: leadership, administration, faculty, staff, and students.